Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down24.4.1727BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.11.1733
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1764BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel123' 2"Imperial Feet37.4926 
Breadth41' 9"Imperial Feet12.7254 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,141 8994Tons BM 


1730Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

1756Broadside Weight = 504 Imperial Pound ( 228.564 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719440Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers

23.11.1733 - 16.5.1738CaptainEdmund Hooke (d.1744/45) ADM 6/15/155BWAS-171416.5.1738 - 7.12.1743CaptainWilliam Martin (c.1696-1756) ADM 6/15/117BWAS-17148.9.1744 - 22.11.1744CaptainLachlan Leslie (d.1762)BWAS-171423.11.1744 - 10.2.1744/45CaptainThomas Broderick (1704-1769) ADM 6/16/390ADM 6/1611.2.1744/45 - 3.5.1745CaptainLachlan Leslie (d.1762) ADM 6/16/438ADM 6/163.5.1745 - 13.7.1746CaptainRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/17/176
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 26.11.1746
4.2.1755 - 1.3.1757CaptainRichard Tyrrell (1691-1766) ADM 6/18/128BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

10.1744 - 1745Rear-Admiral of the WhiteHenry Medley (d.1747)BWAS-1714

22 Commissioned Officers

23.11.1733 - 26.2.1733/34First LieutenantThomas Jolley (d.1741) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 27.2.1733/34Second LieutenantWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 27.2.1733/34Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsElliott Smith (d.1769) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1427.2.1733/34 - 21.3.1737/38First LieutenantJohn Wood ADM 6/15/170ADM 6/146.3.1733/34 - 27.7.1738Second LieutenantMatthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/15/172ADM 6/1423.3.1733/34 - 26.9.1734Third LieutenantCharles Wimbleton ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1427.9.1734 - 14.3.1737/38Third LieutenantJames Douglas (1703-1787) ADM 6/15/195ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 15.5.1738Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPeter Fox ADM 6/15/197ADM 6/1415.3.1737/38 - 8.3.1738/39Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLord George Forrester (d.1748) ADM 6/15/101ADM 6/1522.3.1737/38 - 24.6.1739First LieutenantThomas Harrison (d.1749) ADM 6/15/103ADM 6/1513.9.1739 - 27.5.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLionel Daniel (d.1752) ADM 6/15/443
Commission confirmed 19.8.1741
ADM 6/15
25.11.1741 - 29.4.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Cuningham (d.1747) ADM 6/16/264
Commission confirmed 20.1.1742/43
ADM 6/16
23.11.1744 - 4.2.1744/45Third LieutenantGeorge Carpenter (d.1746) ADM 6/16/393ADM 6/1626.11.1744 - 25.2.1744/45Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Driver (d.bef.1745) ADM 6/16/394ADM 6/161.2.1744/45 - 21.2.1744/45First LieutenantRobert Sisson (d.1747/48) ADM 6/16/433ADM 6/1611.2.1744/45 - 6.7.1745Third LieutenantWilliam Bowyer (d.1746) ADM 6/16/438ADM 6/163.5.1745 - 6.7.1745First LieutenantElias Bate (c.1715-1752) ADM 6/17/124
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 5.7.1746
ADM 6/17
3.5.1745 - 6.7.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Popkins ADM 6/17/98
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 30.4.1746
ADM 6/17
6.7.1745 - 13.7.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Gentil (d.1770) ADM 6/17/105
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 16.5.1746
ADM 6/17
7.7.1745 - 13.7.1746First LieutenantGeorge Smith (d.1751) ADM 6/17/97
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 30.4.1746
ADM 6/17
7.7.1745 - 13.7.1746Second LieutenantLittleton Hill (d.1753) ADM 6/17/110
Commission confirmed 2.6.1746
ADM 6/18
7.7.1745 - 10.4.1746Third LieutenantJohn Popkins ADM 6/17/98
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 30.4.1746
ADM 6/17

Service History

30.10.1730Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £16689.8.8dBWAS-1714
1736Guard ship at Portsmouth?BWAS-1714
1737Guard ship at Portsmouth?BWAS-1714
1738Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1742At NaplesBWAS-1714
2.3.1742/43Sinking of the San Isidoro
9.1.1743/44Paid offADM 51
5.1744Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1745In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1.1745Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £13579.7.6dBWAS-1714
9.1745Sailed for the Leeward IslesBWAS-1714
1746Sailed for Cape BretonBWAS-1714
13.7.1746Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
5.1747Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1747Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £2954.18.7dBWAS-1714
1755Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
1.1755Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1755Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £7337.6.6dBWAS-1714
3.1757Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
3.1757Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1757Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4215.0.7dBWAS-1714
1.12.1757Sailed for GibraltarBWAS-1714
1764Broken up at GibraltarBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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